Multiple sclerosis is a terrible disease, and MS numbness is one of the less dangerous but more troublesome symptoms of this disease. MS is an increasingly-diagnosed disease as time progresses, and there is a lot of effort being put into curing this disease. There is no drug to cure the disease, unfortunately. However, more natural, medically-wise research is soon to change how curable MS really is.

The thing is, many people don’t really understand what this disease is, and this leads to a lot of myths and misgivings about how it works and who is vulnerable to it. Like some other illnesses (Alzheimer’s, arthritis), this disease is often accused of being something that only affects the elderly or already very ill.

But like the aforementioned diseases, MS can affect anyone. MS is actually a nerve problem, where the insulator material around them (myelin) begins to break down and develop holes and points of decay. As this happens, the nerves can carry electricity and control signals between organs and the brain with less efficiency.

This of course causes many symptoms throughout the entire body, which is why this disease is so miserable to live with, even if it is a mild case. Among them any symptoms is numbness. MS numbness in face and finger nerves is the most common way this numbness can manifest, but not the only way.

The direct cause of this numbness can be attributed to the nerve conduction itself being degraded in some cases, but poor circulation and poor muscle control can also be major contributing factors. Since other senses also tend to dull with this illness, the sense of touch is greatly affected.

There is also no drug to cure this numbness, but there are effective treatments for the numbness which usually don’t require any chemical drugs.


Drugless MS numbness treatments.


Treatment for MS numbness can easily take the same form of general numbness treatments that people employ all the time. Holistic and homeopathic medicine is usually far superior to drug use and chemicals. Like other cases of numbness, fighting the nerve conduction loss and blood flow constrictions is one of the primary ways to combat this numbness.

Being more active is actually the best way to reduce the numbness, contrary to popular belief. Use of aerobics and other circulation and respiration-enhancing exercise has been shown to reduce this numbness considerably.

Consumption of antioxidant-rich nutrients such as tea and herbs also goes a long way to improve blood flow and nerve conduction, which of course reduces this numbness significantly. Stimulating the nerves and muscles in other ways can often work too. Some have success using vigorous hot water, heating pads, muscle creams and similar things.

Massage and acupressure have also demonstrated good use in combatting numbness in general, as well as specifically in MS numbness treatment. If the numbness doesn’t subside at all using any of these treatments, then medicinal treatments to help reduce numbness may be in order. If this is the case, considering the disarray that the rest of the body is in while suffering MS, medical advice should be sought out before using even OTC drugs to treat it.

Cases where the numbness is temporarily paralytic warrant an immediate visit to a doctor or even an emergency room.


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